Sunday, March 9, 2014

Sunny And 75

Finally, a light at the end of this long cold Winter tunnel! Needless to say with 75 degrees today we were outside all day! My Husband and Brother-in-law (and one of the Farm Kids) got back to work on cleaning up the giant pile of rubble that was the old hog shed.
 Meanwhile my Sister and I worked on getting the area that will be one of our big garden spaces cleared out. There were so many weeds/brush to clear and since machinery to make that an easy job isn't in the budget yet, it was a lot of work! It felt so good to be out there in the sunshine, working hard! 
When we started that whole field was full of the same mess you see in the top right corner of this picture. And that red and blue lump on the ground? That's our jackets that we got too hot in! Yay for Spring weather!

Here's our brush pile. There's still more to do, but tomorrow is supposed to be nice too.

I also started some more seeds this weekend. I'm trying not to spend the money on seed starting trays/pots this year, so I've been starting them in pretty much anything I can find, and also have made a bunch of newspaper pots. I've always been a little concerned about the ink in the newspaper affecting the plants, but I'm doing it anyway this year. 

I hear Rosemary is very difficult to start from seed, but we're giving it a shot.

This week's plan is to start more seeds (as soon as I find a way to get more newspapers!), work some more in the garden space, and start up the old incubator to try to hatch a few chicks! 

Have you started Rosemary from seed? How did it work?

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  1. I know rosemary is supposed to be very easy to grow, but I've killed four plants. It just doesn't like me, even though I like it. I'll try again.... eventually I hope we can come to terms. Thank you for sharing this at the HomeAcre Hop. I hope you'll join us again on Thursday.
    Kathi at Oak Hill Homestead

    1. So far the rosemary seedlings I have started are doing well, I just hope I can keep them going! :)